Board of Scientists

Dr. THAM Seng Kong

RESEARCH PROFESSOR

PhD. , MD (PRC)

Dr. THAM is an established member of the Malaysian Society for Stem Cell Research & Theraphy (MSCRT) and the Malaysia Association for Cell Therapy (MACT) in Malaysia. He is a veteran in the field of life sciences, with a genuine passion for the field of Cellular Therapy. Dr. THAM earned his Bachelor of Medicine from Xiamen University, Doctor of Medicine (MD) Integrated Chinese Medicine & Western Clinical Medicine (Oncology) from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Biomedical Engineering. Presently he has the privilege of treating and consulting international members of royalty, celebrities, and members of the elite. A well sought-after Educator on Best Practices, he also dedicates his time between clinical physicians and members of the public.

He is involved in ongoing extensive research on anti-aging cellular therapy since 2006. He works very closely with his Swiss and Asian counterparts in advancing the human understanding of cellular therapy and is eager to share his experiences in this field. A well sought-after Educator on Best Practices, he also dedicates his time between clinical physicians and members of the public.

He also actively participates in cancer research. One of his important scientific breakthroughs is the discovery of penetrating tyrosinase inhibitor to reduce the production of melanin for skin beauty and whitening. He also described in his recent publication on the successful construction of retroviral transfection system that could be developed as a means of gene therapy for hepatic carcinoma.

Dr. Tham as Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Research Scientist will be the main personality leading and driving the ALPS Group to greater heights towards recognition as a global biotechnology company serving humanity.

GOH Yuh Shan

Vice President/ Head, MyGenome Molecular Institute

BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology (Monash University)

Ms. YS Goh is currently the Vice President/ Head of Mygenome Molecular Institute. She graduated from Monash University Malaysia in Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology. She was an active scientist in National Antarctic Research Centre (NARC), University of Malaya from 2004 to 2012. Her doctoral research mainly focused on genetic characterisation of novel bacteria from Antarctic environments and biopolymer synthesis using palm oil and its derivatives. She has produced 7 scientific publications in journals and proceedings. Ms. YS also participated in scientific expeditions and field work studies in Rothera station (Nov 2008 – Feb 2009) and Signy Island (Dec 2005 – Jan 2006), Antarctica. Her area of expertise are cell and molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry and has received comprehensive trainings in bioinformatics and ecological field work.

Dr. AUNG Shuh-Wen

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MYGENOME MOLECULAR INSTITUTE

BSc (Hons.) in Biotechnology (Malaysia),
MSc in Molecular Microbiology (UM),
PhD in Cell Biology (UM)

Dr. Aung is currently a Research Scientist at Mygenome Sdn. Bhd. She earned her PhD in Cell Biology from University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2019. Her research experiences to date have centres on the stem cell biology.

In her thesis work, she determined the micronomic and transcriptomic signatures of human mesenchymal stromal cells during in vitro passaging in order to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms causing cellular aging in stem cells. In additional, she has experience in developing and coordinating research projects in the area of stem cell biology.

A proactive, independent and fast-learning researcher with related experience in GMP facility, Dr. Aung oversee both the production and QC department of large-scale production of human MSC (Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell) for clinical trials.

She actively assists in designing validation protocol or methodologies in order to establishing documented evidence that provides a high degree of assurance that a specific method will consistently yield results that accurately reflect the quality characteristics of the product tested.

Dr. Sajjarattul Nurul NADIA Asyura

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MYGENOME MOLECULAR INSTITUTE

BSc in Microbiology (UPM), PhD in Cancer Biology & Oncology (UPM)

Dr. Sajjarattul Nurul NADIA Asyura graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia as Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Microbiology (2012) and Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology and Oncology (2017).

She has gained 5 years working experience as a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia; in the areas of cancer biology, molecular biology and toxicology. Post-graduation, she gained 2 years and 7 months of working experience as a researcher in the Animal Science Research Institute, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development (MARDI), Serdang. Overall, her research mainly focused on the para-clinical study of anti-tumour of herbal extracts in the leukaemia- lymphoma-bearing rats. Dr. NADIA has valuable experience in cancer research study and project management, particularly in the para-clinical trial for cancer research. She has a strong passion for cancer research and an overall enthusiast in every aspect of science including bench work, project management, educating and presenting scientific research.

During her professional career, she gained in-depth knowledge of the different mechanism in cancer development as evidenced by 6 scientific publications in the highly reputable journal and 13 scientific proceedings. She has excellent skills in managing research professionals as evidenced by four interdepartmental and one institute collaboration in leukaemia-lymphoma research. She also received an award as the best presenter in the clinical pathology at Asian Veterinary Pathology Congress, Bangalore, India. With her professional skills, Dr. NADIA is responsible for developing and managing research and laboratory protocols in the MyGenome Molecular Institute as a modern and well-managed genome institute facility in Asia.

Dr. ZAHIAH binti Mohamed Amin

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MYGENOME MOLECULAR INSTITUTE

BSc in Biotechnology (UPM), MSc in Food Biotechnology (UPM), PhD in Cancer Biology and Oncology (UPM)

Dr. ZAHIAH graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia as Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Master of Science in Food Biotechnology and Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology and Oncology. She has vast experience in the areas of cancer biology, immunology, cell culture and virology. 

Dr. ZAHIAH is also knowledgeable in the cancer research study and pre-clinical cancer research trial project management. She is driven with passion for cancer research and devoted to every science aspect including bench work, educating and scientific research presenting. Throughout her years of research, she gained in-depth knowledge in cancer development and potential vaccine treatment for cancer patients in the future.

Also, through Good Practice interpersonal skills, she received an award as the “Best Oral Presenter” on the Emerging of Infectious Diseases, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Dr. NORHAZWANI binti Mohd Suhimi

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MYGENOME MOLECULAR INSTITUTE

BE (Hons) in Biochemical Engineering, MSc in Chemical & Process Engineering, PhD in Chemical & Process Engineering

Dr. Norhazwani graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Biochemical Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Process Engineering. Her research specialised in food process technology, mainly in producing halal hydrolysed collagen and gelatin.

She is also experienced in analysing molecular weight of protein by using SDS-Page Electrophoresis method and knowledgeable about size exclusion chromatography. Prior to this, Dr. Norhazwani had served with one of the subsidiary company of UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd. for 2 years where she gained hands on skills experiences in planning and monitoring activities in production lines for producing Halal Hydrolysed Collagen product. Besides that, she was also involved in technology transfer as one of the engineers to commercialise halal hydrolysed collagen product from small scale to industrial scale and part of research team for project “Novel Intensified Process for Production of Gelatine and Hydrolysed Collagen from Agriculture Resources” which won the Silver Medal for Biolnno Awards 2010 at BioMalaysia 2010.

ZEINABsadat Masoudian

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MYGENOME MOLECULAR INSTITUTE

BSc in Biology (Azad University), MSc in Biotechnology (UM)

Zeinabsadat Masoudian holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Azad University, Iran and Master of Science in Biotechnology from University of Malaya (UM) with specialisation in Bioprocess Engineering to develop recovery and purification process of proteins.

Upon graduation, Zeinab served as a researcher in Stem Cell Technology at the dental faculty in UM with areas of focus including Gene expression profiling, microRNA and conditioned media of primary Mesenchymal stem cell derived from Human Wharton Jelly, Dental Pulp and Periodontal Ligament.

Prior joining MyGenome, she has served the Ministry of Finance Incorporated Biopharmaceutical Company- Inno Biologics Sdn Bhd as an executive planning position where she was responsible for transferring technology of Biosimilar monoclonal antibodies (Mabs)’s production, registration and reporting in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

She also received an award as the “Best Poster Presentation’ at the 19th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, National University of Singapore (NUS).